Sadtu and Motshekga at daggers drawn over rewrite of leaked papers

The department of basic education says it will defend any attempt in court by the SA Democratic Teacher's Union (Sadtu) to halt the rewriting...

Matric rage parties were superspreader events: Zweli Mkhize

Health minister Zweli Mkhize on Sunday called on all those who attended matric rage parties across the country to immediately go into a 10-day...

Clarendon Primary pupils shine at tournaments

A number of Clarendon Primary School students performed well in a number of sporting events recently. Cara Knott took part in the recent Bloemfontein Open...

Motshekga estimates 10% ‘dropped out’ of school due to Covid-19

The basic education department estimates that at least 10% of SA pupils did not return to school after the hard Covid-19 lockdown. But minister Angie...

Matric maths and science papers to be rewritten

The matric mathematics paper 2 and physical sciences paper 2 are to be rewritten across SA. This is according to a statement from basic education...

Penny’s creative pet project

Children aged between 4 and 9 can submit multiple entries School holidays will soon be here along with the usual scramble for ideas to keep the...

Printing company employee arrested over matric maths paper leak

A man working for a company contracted to print examination papers has been arrested in connection with the leaking of the matric maths exam...

Action plan to assist crime prevention in schools

In order to promote crime prevention in South African schools, the Safer South Africa Foundation (SSAF) recently launched the Youth4SaferSouthAfrica initiative in seven provinces,...

Adventure awaits you at Christmas market at Hope

Situated just off Voortrekker Road in Summerpride is Hope Schools, an independent Christian school whose name couldn’t be more fitting. “Constrained by the love of...

Penny’s project to help many

PNA Stationers EL’s back-to-school colouring-in competition is on Penny, the monkey mascot of PNA Stationers East London, has a project with which everyone can help...

New protocols for matric exams released by DBE

The department of basic education (DBE) released a circular outlining the revised protocols that schools must follow during the upcoming matric examinations. “The department, in...

Contralesa calls on taverns to quieten down for matric finals

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA (Contralesa) is tired of loud noise disturbing matrics trying to study and has called on tavern owners...

Five provinces report Covid-19 cases on the first day of matric...

Matrics in five provinces tested positive for Covid-19 on the first day of their final exams. This is according to the basic education department‚ which...

Clarendon to host art auction

Clarendon High School for Girls will be hosting a special art auction from Wednesday October 21 to Wednesday November 4. The auction will be raising...

{WIN} Children aged 4 to 9 years old can help PNA...

“What a year it has been, wearing a mask and being unable to visit all my friends,” said PNA mascot Penny. “How can I make...

PnA EL helps child with dyslexia

ACTOR, Orlando Bloom concisely summed up what it is like to suffer from dyslexia when he said: “One of the greatest struggles for me was...

DBE launches free-to-air study programme to run for next 12 weeks

To help matric students prepare for the upcoming end-of-year exams, the department of basic education (DBE) recently launched their free-to-air television initiative, Woza Matrics. The...

NGO gets overseas funds to help schools

It’s not a secret that before the outbreak of Covid-19, most Eastern Cape schools were faced with dilapidated or a lack of proper infrastructure. Thankfully,...

Universities given deadline to complete 2020 academic year

YOLISWA SOBUWA Universities in SA have been given until February to complete the 2020 academic year with the 2021 calendar set to start between March...

Department announces timetable for combined 2020 matric exams

The department of basic education (DBE) has finally announced the revised timetable for the end-of-year matric examinations. According to the department, the June and November...

Children go hungry as low attendance hampers school feeding programme

ERNEST MABUZA The National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) is ready to implement on a full scale but due to fears of Covid-19, parents are not...

Parents mulling home-schooling must comply with these rules

Parents who choose to deregister their child from a school and apply for home schooling must comply with specified legal requirements. This is according to...

#CrimeStats | School bullying sees murders, hundreds of serious assaults

Nine murders and 19 attempted murders which were recorded by the police between April 2019 and March 2020 were as a result of bullying...

Decision to close schools criticised from all sides

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced yet another controversial decision during his address to the nation on Friday July 24. Less than two weeks after the heavily...

Uproar over R404m tablet deal linked to Iqbal Surve

Eastern Cape education MEC Fundile Gade has lashed out at those questioning a deal that will see the department leasing 55,000 tablets for grade 12...

Unions ‘confident’ schools will be closed after cabinet meets on Covid-19...

The National Teachers Union (Natu) is confident that the cabinet will agree to close schools when it meets soon. Natu and four other teacher unions...

Shock R400m to loan tablet devices for EC Grade 12 pupils

The Eastern Cape education department will fork out more than R400m on leasing 55,000 tablet devices for Grade 12 pupils which will be returned...

No work, no pay likely should schools close

Teacher unions are pushing back against a move to dock their pay should schools be closed again due to the upsurge of coronavirus cases. This...

It’s better to lose the school year than lives: Mmusi Maimane

One South Africa leader Mmusi Maimane believes it is better to lose the school academic year than to lose lives. Maimane, together with his One...

Union calls on teachers‚ pupils to picket until Ramaphosa ‘listens’ and...

The Educators Union of SA (Eusa) has called on teachers and pupils to picket from Tuesday to pressure President Cyril Ramaphosa to close schools...

Call to scrap year as some schools not ready

Despite department of basic education minister Angie Motshekga’s announcement on Sunday July 5 that Grade R, 6 and 11 pupils would return to school...

‘Discontinue 2020 academic year’: survey of parents and pupils

Having lost a significant portion of the school year to the lockdown, many parents and pupils believe the school year should be repeated in...

MEC urges unprepared EC schools not to reopen to other grades

The Eastern Cape department of education issued a statement on Sunday evening stating special instructions were sent to unprepared schools across the province not...

Eastern Cape records one of highest Covid-19 infections in schools

Yoliswa Sobuwa Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng are the three provinces which recorded the highest number of positive cases of Covid-19 in schools. This was...

Covid-19 has infected 2,740 teachers since return to school: Motshekga

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga said on Sunday that less than one percent of the country's teachers had been infected by the coronavirus since...

Three provinces halt the return to school of grade R pupils

Three provinces have opted to halt the return to school of grade R pupils. Last week the department of basic education announced that on Monday...

How to prepare your young child to go back to school

Here's what you can do to help your little one adjust to 'the new normal' As primary schools and their affiliated nursery schools get ready...

JUST IN | Education department halts return to school for some...

The government has decided not to allow all pupils who were scheduled to return to class next week to do so. In a statement on...

Stay home: Education department halts return to school for some grades

The government has decided not to allow all pupils who were scheduled to return to class next week to do so. In a statement on...

Unions warn against phase two of schools’ reopening

YOLISWA SOBUWA Teachers' unions say the next phase of the reopening of schools for more than six million pupils is a ticking time bomb because...

Covid-19 keeping 200 Eastern Cape schools closed: premier Oscar Mabuyane

There are 200 Eastern Cape schools that remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic‚ premier Oscar Mabuyane said in Bhisho on Tuesday morning. Mabuyane said...

77-year-old among group arrested for forcefully removing pupils from schools due...

Learners and teachers at Olivenhoutbosch Secondary school have stared with teaching and learning, on the first day of schooling after, on June 8...

Emergency water tanks and sanitation for Eastern Cape schools

Water tanks holding thousands of litres of water are being installed in deprived Eastern Cape schools as part of an effort to combat the...

Teacher who threatened to kneel on students’ necks fired

A teacher at a private school in Kyalami who allegedly threatened pupils with the same fate that befell George Floyd has been fired. Sonya de...

Eastern Cape hospitals‚ clinics‚ schools overwhelmed by Covid-19 ‘storm’

The impact of an approaching coronavirus "storm" is being felt in the Eastern Cape as patients overwhelm some public hospitals‚ clinics close as staff...

Survey raises red flag about teachers’ health if exposed to Covid-19

The National Professional Teachers' Organisation of SA (Naptosa) is concerned about how many teachers with underlying health conditions are at increased risk from the...

BREAKING | 204 test positive at Eastern Cape boarding school

The Eastern Cape health department is considering converting Makaula Senior Secondary School into an isolation facility after 204 people at the school tested positive...

Coronavirus widens stark education divide in SA

At the time of going to print, schools in the BCM area would have been open for just under two weeks. When it was first...

Children tell us which apps are best for lockdown learning

When it comes to online platforms, children prefer YouTube and Netflix - but nothing compares to old-fashioned playing outside. So says Elaine Wang, cloud and...

Siphiwe Tshabalala launches book on ‘Super Shabba’ to ‘reverse the brainwash’

Former Bafana Bafana star Siphiwe Tshabalala is launching a children’s book – “Super Shabba – The African Superhero” – as part of his 2010...